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The Legacy of Robin Williams: On Confronting Addiction

Like all of us, I was shocked when I heard the news of Robin Williams’ suicide. Mork and Mindy was “must see TV” back in 1978 and nanu-nanu quickly became a part of our lexicon. For days after his passing was announced, people everywhere shook their head and reminisced about their favorite Robin Williams’ character. […]

Savoring Our Lives

It is almost impossible to pick up a magazine or a self- help book without Mindfulness being touted as a vital part of enhancing our life experience. From parenting, to taking exams, to sitting in traffic, mindfulness have been recommended to control stress, anger and impulse control and promote general well-being. Mindfulness simply refers to […]

Lessons from my Garden: Denial

Frequently, I hear gardeners refer to their passion for growing things as “therapy”. In considering this definition of gardening, I assumed they mean that playing in the dirt with plants was relaxing-like a massage, or rewarding-like a jelly donut. A few years back, my gardening attempts resulted my own therapeutic moment – after two years, […]

Breaking Bad…Habits: If your Resolutions are slipping away.

Research shows that most people have given up on their New Year’s Resolutions by the third week of January. Here are a couple of tips that might help you beat the odds and reach your goal. Refocus-When the urge/craving comes on for that chocolate éclair, glass of wine, or fabulous new boots, refocusing your thoughts […]